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Looking for a kind transcriber

in Piano

Hello everyone, I recently started to play piano and have a video of very nice and easy piano piece however I learn from notes and I don't know how to transcribe it into the sheet music. I would be glad if anyone so kind that can transcribe this piece of music into sheet. Would be appreciated.
It's just 2 minutes and video is the play of midi file. So I think it wouldn't be too hard for someone who has transcribing knowledge not like me :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDPRV4xLFMM

An Homage to Beethoven: A Bagatelle of my own

in Piano

Anybody here remember back in January this year when I uploaded my Piano  Sonata no. 4 as an homage and birthday piece for Mozart? I have improved quite a bit as a composer since then. Mozart is my second most influential composer. But can you guess who my most influential composer is? Hint: He was completely deaf by the time his ninth symphony was composed and he had to be physically turned around to see the applause of his audience.

Yep, it is Ludwig van Beethoven. That is my most influential composer. Even when I don't aim for a Beethovenian vibe, there is often a part of one of my pieces that has that Beethovenian vibe. I figured that if I composed an homage and birthday piece for Mozart, I should do the same for Beethoven. But unlike with the sonata and Mozart, time is not on my side. I had more than a month to compose Piano Sonata no. 4.

But, even though it isn't known when Beethoven's actual birthday is(unlike how it is known that Mozart's birthday is Jan 27), it is hypothesized to be on Dec 16. I don't know about you, but I have never been able to compose a full sonata in 16 days. I would be lucky to get a first movement finished in 16 days. So, the sonata is out as are other longer pieces. However, there is another type of piece for which Beethoven composed a lot of them and is generally short and which doesn't follow a specific form. 

That is the Bagatelle, which literally means a short piece. Beethoven's bagatelles tend to divide into 2 groups, those like Fur Elise, that follow a shortened Rondo form such as ABACA, and those like WoO 52, that follow a Scherzo and Trio form. But that isn't to say that Sonata Form, Ternary Form, etc. aren't valid musical forms for a bagatelle as well. If the piece is less than 5 minutes in length and clearly isn't a dance piece, chances are that it is a bagatelle.

I figured that if I don't have the time to compose a sonata as an homage to Beethoven, that I can at least compose a bagatelle in this 16 day time window that I  have. Since it is an homage to Beethoven, I will be doing things like sudden dynamics, having an octave heavy bass, and having a single motive that gets developed throughout the piece, which are all integral to Beethoven, especially middle and late period Beethoven, but of course have a melody that I wrote myself. 

A Christmas Music Mashup of 33 songs!

Hey all,

Using Musescore (Salamander piano font), I've made an original mashup of 33 classic Christmas tunes just in time for the holidays. Link here: https://youtu.be/zRaazQpWrCs

I thought it was pretty cool to share, and since it's my first polyphonic mashup-type piece (as well as my first post here), I'm open to any feedback and critique. Depending on the response, I can also post the full score here soon. Hope you all enjoy!